I dont have a fevorite designer so I voted for OTHER
AcQua di Gio
Armani Black Code
Very Sexy For Him
YSL M7 or M7 Fresh
Paco Black XS
YSL Body Kouros
JPG Le Male
H.M. Hanae Mori
Versace The Dreamer
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
OTHER (post them!)
Poll: Favourite Designer & Non-Niche Scents for Men
I'd like to hear male and female opinions on this, please share your thoughts!
I realize that many will be upset about omissions, so post your favourites! I could only put 20 frags in a poll.
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I dont have a fevorite designer so I voted for OTHER
Gucci Envy, no question.
Prada Amber pour homme, Antidote and Santana as far as newer offerings.
Grey Flannel when it comes to the classics.
From your poll, my favorites are Bvlgari Black, M7, and Very Sexy. But I have loads more favorites, just look at my wardrobe and you'll see the majority are designer fragrances.
Paul Smith London
Dior Homme Cologne
No single answer so I posted 5. The Dreamer, Black Code, Bvlgari Black, M7/Fresh, and Body Kouros. Those are all some of my favorites.
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Clinique Happy is excellent. I do not own M7, but was impressed on recently testing it a couple of times.
My favorites are not here though:
Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre & Sandalo
R de Capucci (discontinued)
Valentino Vendetta ph (discontinued)
L'Eau Bleue d'Issey
Ronaldo Esper Millesimé
Sisley Eau de Campagne
Mugler Cologne & B*Men
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Mugler Cologne was one I really wanted to add, but ran out of room.
Chanel Egoiste- probably my favorite!
Must de Cartier pour Homme- wonderful, warm Oriental. Very smooth and seductive.
Dior Fahrenheit - it's older, but it's still pretty sexy. Wear lightly though as too much is over powering.
Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!
euphoria by calvin klien
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Other: Eau d'Hermes
My other write-in candidates would have been Heritage, Jicky, Jaipur Homme, and Ungaro III.
Other: Havana Reserva
Other: Terre D'Hermes, Spazio Krizia Uomo, Romeo Gigli per Uomo, Hermés Equipage, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Guerlain Vetiver
I like a lot of designer frags as well: KC Reaction, Eau de Grey Flannel, Double Black, Euphoria, etc...there are a lot of good ones IMHO
Current Wishlist: Vetiver Extraordinaire, Rousse & Opus 1870
Other - Joop! Nightflight and Bvlgari Aqua. My 2 favorites at the moment
Looking for: Andy Tauer - L'air du Desert Morocain & Incense Extreme
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Other - Burberry Brit, Burberry London, Narciso Rodriguez for Him, Tom Ford for Men
From the list it's got to be A*men! Had Chanel Egoiste been listed, that would have been THE one
Out of the list Versace Dreamer,other would be Terre D`Hermes or Chanel Egoiste.
I went with M7, A*Men, and added Chanel Égoïste as well.
Do you believe that certain scents are more popular than others becuase they are better than other scents?
from those listed, unforgivable. otherwise, prada amber ph & polo double black
current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors
at least that's the consensus on Basenotes; popular = uncool. I'll still bust out my AdG or Abercrombie Fierce now and again. go ahead and crucify me for it.
Conforming to Non-Conformity is still Conformity.
You're not any cooler if you exclusively use niche, not any cooler if your cologne is more expensive than mine, not any cooler if use a fragrance no one has heard of...
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Creed, Bond No.9, Montale, Frederic Malle, Le Labo, Amouage
Niche Fragrances / Women's Fragrances / Men's Fragrances
I like Mont Blanc - Starwalker
Boss Elements Aqua.
I still buy designer scents, but I'm in a city where I cannot sample some of the less common or niche scents. They are also more affrodable, espcially if you want more. Rive Gauche pour homme for $30, not bad? Just pick something well made.
Having said that, when I think of Abercrombie, I think of 16 year olds shopping for clothes. That is not to say that you are lame for wearing that, but still.....hey , the scent world is a big place. I also had Aqua di Gi, used it 4 times, then gave it away. It is an OK made scent, but made best to wear in hot weather. I always smell this frag at the university, when some guy walks by. And as one Basenoter has stated in another thread, You Gotta Stop Rockin' That Aqua Di Gio !! I dunno, it made me laugh, becaue it is soo true ( and I could picture him yelling at someone).
My main issue here, is that, I have always observed Department Stores ( I don't mean Wal-mart, I mean Bon Marche, Sears, The Hudson's Bay...etc) To be very snobby about fragrences. They have the Armani displays for ADG every spring/summer ( or whatever perfume House). They push the testers on women passing by, "hey, buy this for your man, it is by Armani !"....or present this to men they deem as worthy of their attention.
Fashion industry esentially decides what is "in" and cool. So the idea of wearing something that too many peole are not, to me, is definetly cool. As long as you are not an arrogent jerk. And I don't find anyone on this site to be that way at all. Popular fragernces sell because of Ad campaignes, and a lot of people are indifferent to what they wear or follow trends ...etc. Just take a look at GQ magzines and what they are pushing.
I also grew up through high school and later on ( recently) with guys proclaiming their coolness because they have purchased Boss Dark Blue or Nautica Latitude. As long as you do the snobbery on this site its all good to me. I want to know about those scents and how people feel about them. I may not be able to get a hold or afford a Black Oud or Czech and whatever, but I'm all for fellow Basenoter's to gush about them. Just keep the association of coolness and niche away from your friends or coworkers who are not perfume enthusiasts. Well, unless they use this site, then go for it : )
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I will have to say;
I also think men smell super sexy in Drakkar Noir, or Polo (green bottle, original)
something about Polo drives me wild, even when I smell it on an old man, very sexy.
Stetson is also nice, I had a boyfriend who loved that one.
Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source